perkinsbrook
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LAPTOP 2 A DESKTOP FOR THE WIFI?

  How do I hookup my laptop to my desktop to use the wifi so that I can update my Compaq Presario? Is it even possible?

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mjwm
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RE: LAPTOP 2 A DESKTOP FOR THE WIFI?

I don't know of any easy way to connect your laptop to the desktop to use its wifi. In the old days, it could be done by hacking a network cable and crossing two particular wires. 

if you need drivers for the laptop, download them from the desktop and transfer to a USB stick or burn them to a CD/DVD. Otherwise, you'll need to connect your laptop to your router or modem with a network cable.  

Try google for a video for accessing  and reseating your Compaq model's  wifi card, and checking that it's antenna wires didn't fall off the little connectors

Or you can buy a USB wifi adapter from places like Best Buy or Amazon, which is easier than replacing a wifi card, as the cards are made in a couple of different slot widths and card lengths, depending on your laptop model.

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